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Definition of Contain

Contain

  1. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
  2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
  3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
  4. To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Contain Quotations

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
Pierre de Fermat

The egg of every species of animal or plant carries a definite number of bodies called chromosomes. The sperm carries the same number. Consequently, when the sperm unites with the egg, the fertilized egg will contain the double number of chromosomes.
Thomas Hunt Morgan

Typically, an historic site is considered by the National Park Service to contain a single historical feature, while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond single properties or buildings.
Rick Renzi

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
Mortimer Adler
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Contain Translations

contain in Afrikaans is bevat
contain in Danish is indeholde
contain in Dutch is bevatten, inhouden, behelzen
contain in French is contenez, contiens, contenons, contiennent
contain in German is enthalten, einbinden, enthalten
contain in Latin is contineo
contain in Portuguese is conter
contain in Spanish is contener
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